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Bob Champion: Life is not fair

Whatever the future, life will continue to be unfair yet, more than ever, says Bob Champion, people need to save for their retirement and,...

Equity release used as ‘back-up savings account’ as average £80k unlocked in July –...

A record average of £78,334 of equity was released by homeowners in July, suggesting property wealth is being used as...

Canada Life buys Retirement Advantage

Annuity specialist Retirement Advantage has been bought out by Canada Life for an undisclosed sum. Retirement...

Bob Champion: Is anything ever certain when it comes to retirement?

The government recently announced that it intends to bring forward the increase in state pension retirement age to 68 in 2039. More important than the...

Retirement Advantage launches buy-to-let equity release range

Retirement Advantage has launched a range of equity release products for buy-to-let landlords and second home owners. The...

Equity release wealth in the UK rises 1.4% to £372bn in Q2

Equity release wealth available to the over-55s across the UK rose to £372.5bn in the second quarter of 2017, according to the...

Andrea Rozario: The future of retirement must be decided now

If we are really serious about helping people enjoy a comfortable retirement, writes Andrea Rozario, avenues such as property wealth and lending into retirement...

Later Life Academy teams up with ERC in bid to boost membership

The Later Life Academy (LLA) has launched a 'Strength in Numbers' campaign in part-association with the Equity Release Council, in a bid to increase...

Equity release reaches new high in second quarter

The equity release sector saw a record-breaking second quarter this year, with the number of new customers and total...

Home improvements and clearing mortgages top equity release uses

Home improvements and clearing an existing mortgage topped the list of uses for equity release in the first half of 2017, Retirement Advantage...

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Market movements: TPAS talks guidance and advice

TPAS sees customer costs fall, engagement levels rise

The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) has reported increased demand for its guidance service, while costs per customer have gone down.